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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Dec 6, 2013 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more Europe '72 recording info

I'm telling a taping story in a "hippie-essay" format. I've lumped together the evolution of tape deck servoes to try and make this technical stuff easy for people to understand. I do not have the information details. This is not about that. For example, VPR-2, VPR-3, and VPR-5 Ampex model video tape decks had very advanced servoes, dating all the way back to the late 1970s. I worked on plenty of these tape decks. My work with Ampex dates back to the days when I was employed in Ampex's AVSD factory as a technician. I also worked in NYC (Allendale, NJ) as an Ampex field engineer... thirty years ago.

Dick Latvala shows off Europe '72 master reels taped by Alembic and stored in GD's vault
[check out the priceless label artwork on these reels showing SYF and Alembic logos!]
europe-72_reels_latvala.jpg

This post was modified by Monte B Cowboy on 2013-12-06 20:41:20